‘Susdey Chhnam Thmey’ (Happy New Year!)

Last week I celebrated the Cambodian New Year for the first time in my life. It’s 2016, or in other words, 2560 years since Buddha passed on not only from this world, but so too the cycle of death and rebirth. He now enjoys eternal peace, otherwise known as nirvana. Oddly, while this is my first ever Khmer New year to have experienced, it’s the third New Year I’ve celebrated this year; that is, after the common First-of-January celebration and Continue reading ->

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